I don’t want to play the record
Perch behind the lens
Hold the pen.
I want to be the song
Live the photo
Experience the novel.
Enough interpreting my existence.
Enough searching for the symbol, the reflection, the meaning.
I am resonant, alive, pulsing
Treble and bass.
Light and shadows.
Beginnings and endings.
All of it.
I want to be the song.
Beating, polyrhythmic, harmonious.
The lyrics my prayers.
I want to live the photo.
Still, present, vibrant.
The image my essence.
I want to experience the novel.
Aching, poignant, truth.
The plot my story.
I want to be alive.
Color, beauty, heart-break.
Engaged, awake, heart-felt.
21 thoughts on “I Want to Be the Song, a poem”
this poem is beautiful!
Yes… I hear you… I do not want to read about someone else’s desire and yearning. I want to experience it. I want it for me! I am finding that I ache to feel more, live more, love more… I am discovering a serenity through paint and painting and brush strokes… It is a newfound realization and I am liking it…quiet a bit in fact :)
this poem really spoke to me, moved me.
Joyful living is not out of our reach, rather within us. This poems expresses that beautifully. :)
Fantastic poetry. I loved it!
Nice job! Personally, I do want to hold the pen. Perch behind the lens. Art IS living the life. Thought provoking. Maybe I will write a response poem inspired by you :)
Beautiful poem. So engaging. I really enjoyed it.
Very beautiful poem. You chose some great words and got a lot of emotion across.
So beautiful! “In awe – Longing – Loving” – very powerful.
Lovely! I find myself waffling from wanting to be the song and wanting to write it…
I agree with you so much. I want to live a vibrant life, not look at someone else’s version of it.
Really really beautiful and touching. Thank you.
I want to frame this and give it to young girls on the cusp of adolescence. Beautiful sentiment nicely executed. Erin
I love that you went to poetry. Though I want to hold the pen *and* experience the novel. Does that make me a control freak or just greedy? ;-P